Schools Locked Down During Search For Burglars

ROGERS (August 29, 2014) Schools were locked down Friday afternoon in Rogers south of Temple while authorities searched for two of the three men who were caught breaking into a home in the 16000 block of Possum Creek Road.

The precautionary lockdown was lifted by around 3:30 p.m.

The burglary was reported early Friday afternoon by the homeowner, who arrived to discovery the break-in.

Two of the burglars fled in a car, which the man followed to Rogers, where he lost sight of the vehicle, authorities said.

At the home, meanwhile, deputies found the third burglar in the residence and arrested him after a foot chase.

Lerenzo Mungia, age 20, of Temple, was taken to the Bell County Jail.

A short time later, authorities began to receive reports of suspicious activity on Cemetery Road near Rogers Elementary School.

Officers from several agencies established a perimeter and launched a search, during which they learned from a resident that two men had knocked on her door and asked for a ride to Temple, telling her that their car had broken down.

The resident drove the two to South Temple, where police identified and located Roland Velasquez, 27, who was arrested on outstanding warrants.

The other man remains at large.


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